My stepson was born with a laundry list of problems. He was moved to Lucille Packard Children's Hospital within hours of birth to save his life. Over the years the excellent doctors, nurses and staff at Packard and Stanford have done everything they could do improve his standard of living.
He's now twenty years old and has successfully been in a independent living situation for almost a year.
Anyone on the city council who throws roadblocks in the rebuilding and expansion of these extremely important facilities needs a wake up call and spend some time at the hospitals. They'll see the great work that's being done and the crying need for immediate expansion.
If they still don't get it they should find another line of work.